Emerging Readers: Best Selections


1.  Logic of English

  • No frills.  Straightforward.  Simple to use and implement.
  • One program for all ages.  Suggestions for proper use for each age group.
  • Teaches from a solid Orton-Gillingham method.
  • The phonogram is associated with the sound so the letter becomes the image.  This is especially important for dyslexics.
  • Lessons teach phonics, phonograms, spelling, dictation, and grammar.
  • As the name of the program suggests it is taught in a logical and orderly fashion.
  • All sounds for a vowel are taught at one time.  This is to prevent confusion and frustration when a child learns short “a” and then must adjust to long “a”.  Again, this is very important for dyslexics.  A child will actually have to unlearn and relearn phonics to master the concept of “a” sounds if not taught at one time.
  • Incorporates multi-sensory learning which is key for dyslexics.
  • The site has videos on the Orton-Gillingham method to give you a better understanding of how to teach.
  • Spelling journals, phonetic cards, and games, are sold separately, so you can build the system that will work for you.
  • Minimal to moderate teacher prep.
  • Step by step instructions on how to teach the lessons.
  • K-Adult

2.  Reading Horizons

  • Offers online and offline materials which can be used together or separately.
  • Uses the Orton-Gillingham method.
  • Can be used for all levels of reading from emerging to struggling.
  • Separated into different age and level categories.
  • Site offers webinars and tips on using their curriculum as well as understanding language better.
  • Site offers customers videos teaching each lesson of the new Discovery program.  This makes teaching the material foolproof.
  • Moderate teacher prep.
  • Full program comes with phonics cards, game ideas, posters, and more!
  • Reader books tailor made to the course materials.
  • Customer service is top notch.
  • Step by step instruction on how to teach each lesson.
  • K-Adult

3.  All About Learning Press

  • Begins at the earliest level of reading. (preK)
  • The program is based in the Orton-Gillingham method.
  • Multi-sensory approach which is key for dyslexics.
  • Teacher’s manuals are easy to understand and incorporate.
  • Children’s workbooks are engaging and effective.
  • Reader books that are tailor made to the course materials.
  • Site is filled with useful information and help on teaching and understanding the method of the program.
  • Offers a CD with phonics so both teacher and student can be confident with the sounds.
  • Stickers and reward charts keep children motivated.
  • Full set comes with everything you need to begin.
  • Moderate teacher prep.
  • Step by step instructions on how to teach each lesson.
  • For grades Pre-K to 2nd/3rd grade.

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